Irene Gates is a self-taught contemporary folk artist. She creates her mixed media art using old and new papers,fabric,acrylic paint,chalks,colored pencils,ink,oil pastels to name a few. Her images focus primarily on the female form engaging in nature.A simple moment in our everyday lives can become a wonderful story on her multi-layered canvases. Whimsical,colorful,fun. Art to make you smile.